FM 23-5 Department Of The Army Field Manual, U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 1965-05-17
"This manual is a guide for commanders and instructors in presenting instruction and training in the mechanical operation of the Ml rifle. It includes a detailed description of the rifle and its general characteristics; procedures for disassembly and assembly; methods of loading; an explanation of functioning; a discussion of stoppages and immediate action; a description of the ammunition; and instructions on the care and cleaning of both the weapon and ammunition. The material presented is applicable, without modification, to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare."
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This manual supersedes FM 23-5, 26 September 1958, including C1, 22 June 1960